USL Championship and League One Updates
20 May, 2020
The United Soccer League announced that both the Championship and League One full-sided training moratoriums have been extended. While clubs across both leagues will continue to be allowed to train in limited small group settings, the full-sided training moratoriums will now coincide with any potential adoption of a return to play model. While it is the league’s hope that a decision on resumption of play can be made in the coming weeks, all options remain on the table for both leagues. These include regionalized competition as well as other alternative structures in the event that a traditional league format is no longer possible.
As from the beginning of the crisis, the league continues to participate in a national COVID-19 task force and will not resume play under any scenario until it is in alignment with the recommendations of that task force, as well as local and state health authorities. The USL also continues to work with the USLPA on COVID-19 management, player safety and well-being, economic relief, and the larger collective bargaining process.
Additional updates will be made available as soon as possible. In the meantime, we continue to extend our support and best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by COVID-19.
About USL The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest professional soccer organization in North America, possessing nearly a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing the USL Championship, USL League One, and USL League Two, the organization is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 100 clubs in its membership.
Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL has grown over the past decade into a model organization with strong corporate partnerships, stable organizational leadership, and a dedicated staff that provides outstanding support to member clubs and outside partners. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation and Canadian Soccer Association, the USL is #UnitedForSoccer, moving the game forward in the United States and Canada.